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Open Rank Faculty Position – Department of Physical Therapy (Musculoskeletal)

High Point University
High Point, North Carolina
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Physical Therapy
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Physical Therapy in the Congdon School of Health Sciences at High Point University announces a search for a faculty member with expertise in orthopedic physical therapy. This faculty member may either be on a tenure or clinical track and rank will be commensurate with experience. The faculty is a close-knit, collaborative group that is both accomplished and highly productive in teaching, research, clinical practice, professional service, and community engagement. There is tremendous opportunity for mentorship for those relatively new to academia. 

The Department of Physical Therapy at High Point University offers all of the teaching and research resources of a research-intensive institution with the quality of life of a small, private institution. We offer two outstanding laboratory spaces in the Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory (HBAPL) and the Virtual Reality and Clinical Gait Analysis Laboratory (VRCGAL). The HBAPL is a 16,000 square foot facility which includes 48, 3D motion capture cameras strategically placed to include coverage of the hardwood court, running and turf functional areas, 14 tri-axial force platforms, a high speed, instrumented force treadmill, integrated wireless EMG, pressure distribution systems, and a DEXA scanner. The VRCGAL has a virtual reality treadmill, an overhead body support device, exoskeleton, and a force plate mat. Faculty may practice clinically and/or mentor students in the Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic (open 40+ hours/week) or fee-for-service faculty clinic. 

Minimum requirements of this position are as follows:

  • Earned DPT degree or masters/bachelors PT degree in combination with an academic doctorate in a related field.
  • Expertise in orthopedic and/or sports physical therapy
  • Willingness to contribute actively to the mission, vision, goals, and objectives of the Department, School, and University
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Earned PhD or other advanced doctoral degree
  • Experience in DPT education
  • Experience teaching musculoskeletal/orthopedic practice courses in DPT education
  • History of scholarship and active research agenda
  • Current physical therapy license and/or eligible for licensure in the state of North Carolina
  • ABPTS Board Certified in Orthopedics or Sports

Responsibilities will include:

  • Teach Musculoskeletal Practice course(s) in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
  • Potential for assistance with clinical education needs.
  • Additional teaching will be negotiated based on contemporary content expertise and curricular needs.
  • Conducting research resulting in peer-reviewed publications and national presentations
  • Contributing to the Department, School, and University through service, clinical practice, and/or clinical mentorship as agreed to in the variable workload policy

High Point University’s 500-acre campus is located in High Point, NC and forms part of the Triad region with the cities of Greensboro and Winston-Salem. US News & World Report annually ranks the university as a #1 regional college in the South. More information about the Department of Physical Therapy can be found at:

Applications will be accepted immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Appointment date is flexible but can be as early as January 1, 2023 or sooner.

For more information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Jeff Taylor, Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, at

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